Former Badgers hockey player Matt Thurber dead at 28

A report says that a former Wisconsin Badgers hockey player from Beaver Dam has died.

Matt Thurber died unexpectedly Tuesday in Omaha, Nebraska according to his obituary. He was 28 years old.

Thurber played with the Wisconsin Badgers until 2010, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The program let him go after allegations of domestic abuse.

Northern Michigan University allowed him another opportunity, and he played there until 2013.

He set roots in Omaha, got married and leaves behind his wife and his daughter.

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